President Barack Obama

Presidential PROCLAMATION on Women's Equality Day 2016

 Nearly one century ago, with boundless courage and relentless commitment, dedicated women who had marched, advocated, and organized for the right to cast a vote finally saw their efforts rewarded on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment was certified and the right to vote was secured. In the decades that followed, that precious right has bolstered generations of women and empowered them to stand up, speak out, and steer the country they love in a more equal direction. Today, as we celebrate the anniversary of this hard-won achievement and pay tribute to the trailblazers and suffragists who moved us closer to a more just and prosperous future, we resolve to protect this constitutional right and pledge to continue fighting for equality for women and girls.

 At every level of society, women are leaders at the forefront of progress. Serving as judges and Members of Congress, setting world records in sports, founding groundbreaking companies, and fighting on the front lines of combat, women continue to tear down barriers and shatter glass ceilings -- just as they have done since the founding of our Nation. Yet such progress is not inevitable, and we must keep moving forward on our journey toward equality. In one of my first acts as President, I established the White House Council on Women and Girls to provide a coordinated response to challenges confronted by women and girls, ensuring their concerns and insights are taken into account in our policies and programs. And this year, my Administration hosted the first-ever United State of Women Summit to continue our efforts to underscore the passion, success, and ongoing commitment of advocates dedicated to advancing gender equality and realizing a brighter future for women of all ages.

 No woman should earn less than a man for doing the same job -- equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of our economy and our democracy. That is why the first bill I signed into law as President was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and why I continue to call on the Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. Women make up roughly half of our workforce, and we need to invest more in affordable, high-quality childcare. We must strengthen paid sick, maternity, and family leave -- too many families are forced to make difficult choices between caring for a newborn and receiving a paycheck, or staying home to help a sick child or parent and keeping their job. And we must continue striving for fairness and opportunity when it comes to improving workplace policies, because we know that when women succeed, our economy and our country succeed.

 Ensuring all young women can live full and healthy lives is vital to their pursuit of personal and professional goals. Because of the Affordable Care Act, individuals can no longer be charged higher premiums simply for being a woman. But there is still more we can do to reduce discrimination when it comes to women's health -- such as protecting a woman's right to choose and safeguarding access to sexual and reproductive health services, including abortion. Every person should be able to live and reach for their dreams free from fear of violence: In America, nearly one in four women has suffered physical domestic violence, a cruelty which deprives its victims of their autonomy, liberty, and security, and inhibits them from reaching their full potential. Approximately one in five women is sexually assaulted while in college. Through the It's On Us campaign and the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, we have called on individuals, communities, and institutions of higher education to recognize what they can do to stop sexual assault and change our culture for the better. We have striven to support survivors and focused on making sure our schools are safe places where all students can learn, grow, and thrive. Transgender women often face escalated levels of discrimination and violence, and we have taken a number of steps to secure their civil rights, including providing guidance to educators that can help rid school environments of discrimination. The Department of Justice has also urged law enforcement agencies to address any form of gender bias that exists in responding to domestic violence and sexual assault and ensure that such bias does not undermine efforts to keep victims safe.

 Underrepresented in management positions, underfunded as entrepreneurs, under-encouraged in STEM fields, and confronted with higher levels of unemployment, women and girls of color still face very real challenges, significant opportunity gaps, and structural barriers. That is why we have hosted forums to discuss ways to increase programming and promote opportunities for women and girls of color so they can achieve success at school, at work, and in their communities. To continue building these ladders of opportunity for women -- not just in communities across our country, but also around the world -- I have made advancing gender equality a foreign policy priority. My Administration has sought to end gender-based violence across the globe, promote the role of women in ending conflict and building lasting peace and security, and empower the next generation by investing in adolescent girls and breaking down barriers to get 62 million girls into schools through the Let Girls Learn initiative.

 In the many decades since suffragists organized and mobilized, countless advocates and leaders have picked up the mantle and moved our Nation and our world forward. Today, young women in America grow up knowing an historic truth -- that not only can they cast a vote, but they can also run for office and help shape the very democracy that once left them out. For these women, and for generations of women to come, we must keep building a more equal America -- whether through the stories we tell about our Nation's history or the faces we display on our country's currency. On Women's Equality Day, as we recognize the accomplishments that so many women fought so hard to achieve, we rededicate ourselves to tackling the challenges that remain and expanding opportunity for women and girls everywhere.

 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2016, as Women's Equality Day. I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate the achievements of women and promote gender equality.

 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. 


March 2012

March 2012

Maryland State Education Association (MSEA)
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmematics (STEM) Exhibit

Month of March 2012
MSEA headquarters, 140 Main Street, Annapolis

In honor of Women's History month March 2012, MSEA has an outstanding STEM exhibit on display in the lobby of MSEA headquarters. This display is available for viewing Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Featured, as part of this exhibit are the "Women of Goddard" Space Center. A collaborative effort between "Women of Goddard" and the Maryland Women's Heritage Center brought the STEM exhibit to life

Clara Barton - Equal Justice for all Exhibit
Month of March 2012

Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo

This exhibit features objects that highlight Clara Barton's role in the major social issues of her time, including civil rights for African Americans and the women's suffrage movement including Barton's ties to Frances Gage, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass. Visitors will learn about her work with the Freedmen's Bureau (U.S. Government aid for distressed Americans of the Civil War), the Office of Missing Soldiers, the International Conference of Women, other women's groups.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore Celebrates Women's History Month
Friday, March 2, 2012

5:00pm to 8:00pm
National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Cost: $8

Celebrate the accomplishments of women is Marine Biology and Science; enjoy global performances - belly dance and live Arabic band, local singing duo Venus Envy, Latin dance performance and free salsa lessons by DanceInTime. Meet local children's author Jennifer Curtis Keats, Editor-at-Large, Maryland Life Magazine. Play trivia games and win prizes...test your knowledge of women's history. For further information please call: 410-659-4200 or visit:

Women of the World (WOW-Baltimore) Festival
Friday, March 2, 2012

10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, March 3, 2012
10:0)am to5:30pm
Sunday, March 4, 2012
10:00am to 1:30pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and BSO Music Director, Marin Alsop announce programming for the highly anticipated, first-ever "Women of the World-Baltimore Festival (WOW-Baltimore)! In partnership with London's Southbank Centre, and co-artistically directed by Jude Kelly, the founder of the WOW Festival, WOW-Baltimore is a new, three-day festival for and about women featuring a series of panel discussions, interactive workshops, spontaneous performance and a community forum for casual conversation. For more information please visit

Opportunities for Women in Aviation
Monday, March 5, 2012
Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd. Middle River
Cost: FREE

Join in a panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for women in aviation. Lockheed Martin Auditorium is next to Martin's Airport and is sponsored by the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum. For more information please call 410-682-6122 or visit

Screening of "Miss Representation" Documentary and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
5:15pm to 8:30pm
Ceremonial Court Room (Rm 160E), University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore, Street, Baltimore
Cost: FREE

This documentary exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayal of women and girls, which make it difficult for them to achieve leadership positions and feel empowered. After the screening there is a panel discussion that includes two academics and Jayne Miller, WBAL journalist

Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Induction and Reception
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

5:00pm to 7:00pm
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis
Cost: Free for Induction Ceremony
Reception following at Government House is a ticketed event

The Maryland Commission for Women and Friends of MCW and the Maryland Women Legislators present and host this annual event. For further information and ticket purchases please contact Crystal Young at 410-767-8695.

International Women's Day Celebrations
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
11:00am Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
Admission: FREE
1:00pm - Sojourner Truth: A Woman Ain't I?
Cost: $5 - MC ID - Free. Groups welcome

Actor Kathryn Woods provides a dramatic presentation of Isabella Baumfree's journey from slavery to evangelist, suffragist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth told in her own words using speeches and songs.

"Developing Your Personal Brand: Learning from Women in History"
Thursday, March 8, 2012

4:00pm to 6:00pm
K Center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel
Cost: FREE

To 'kick-off' Hopkins Women's Network (HWN), the Maryland Women's Heritage Center's Diana Bailey is presenting a 'Branding" workshop. Participants will view notable women in history to define their "personal brand" and its impact on their career and/or community. Attendees will refine their personal brand and develop an action plan for implementation in their career or other aspects of her life. For further information please email

The 27th Annual Prince George's County Women's History Month Luncheon
Thursday, March 8, 2012

12 Noon to 2:00pm (Doors open at 11:00am)
Martins Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt
COST: Please click on invitation link for luncheon prices

This year's Women's History Month Luncheon theme is "Women Educated. Women Empowered." The keynote speaker will be Dr. Charlene Dukes, President of Prince George's Community College. WHML_2012_invitation.pdf This event will also honor a female Prince George's County Government employee with the Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award, as well as present our 2012 Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship recipients. Scholarship Application link: GNS_Scholarship_Application_2012.doc

Celebrate Women's History Month ~ Meet and Greet Women in Western Maryland
Saturday, March 10, 2012

2:00pm to 4:00pm
The Comfort Inn & Suites, 1216 National Highway, LaVale (near Cumberland)

Cumberland Business and Professional Women, the American Association of University Women and Maryland NOW invite you to join this free of charge discussion and networking event. Please RSVP by 3/3/12 by contacting Melissa Harr at 301-707-5104. If leaving a voice mail, please leave the name and phone number of those attending.

Celebrate Woman’s History Month
Throughout the Month of March 2010
B&O Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore
Presented by AMTRAK, the B&O Railroad Museum celebrates Women’s History Month by highlighting the contributions made by women to the American Railways. Visit for more information.

Women's History at Antietam National Battlefield
Throughout the Month of March 2010

Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg
Free with park entry fee of $6 per family 

Take the self-guided 8 1/2 mile driving tour and visit the Clara Barton Monument, located at stop 2, the only monument in the battlefield dedicated to the memory of a woman. For more information, call 301-432-5124.

Women's History Month
Throughout the Month of March 2010
Catoctin Mountain Park
14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont

Learn about the role of women in the history of the Catoctin Mountain region with an exhibit on Bessie Darling and Mazie Bowman, two women who played important roles in the local tourism industry in the early 20th century. For more information, visit or call 301-663-9388.

Women's History Month Display
March 1 - 25, 2010

Maryland State Education Association, 140 Main Street, Annapolis

In celebration of Women's History Month. For more information, call 410- 263-6600 or e-mail

Commemoration of Clara Barton's Life
Throughout the Month of March 2010

Clara Barton National Historic Site
5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo

The Clara Barton National Historic Site commemorates the life of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. See the home that served as the headquarters and warehouse for the organization and learn how Clara Barton organized American Red Cross relief efforts for victims of natural disasters and war. Admission is free. For more information, call  301-320-1402 or 301-320-1410 or visit

"Clara Barton: Equal Justice for All"
March 1 - 31, 2010

Clara Barton National Historic Site
5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo  

This exhibition features objects that highlight Clara Barton’s role in the major social issues of her time, including the women’s suffrage movement. Learn about her work with the Freedman’s Bureau, the Office of Missing Soldiers, the International Conference of Women, other women’s groups, and emergency relief/disaster recovery efforts of the American Red Cross. This exhibition also examines her ties to many prominent figures in both the civil rights and women’s suffrage movements, including Frances Gage, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Frederick Douglass. For more information, call 301-320-1402 or 301-320-1410 or visit

Women's History Comes in Many Colors
Monday, March 1, 2010

7 - 9 pm
Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton

The Montgomery County Chapter of the National Organization for Women hosts this panel discussion in honor of Women's History Month featuring Jill Moss Greenberg, Executive Director of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Other panelists include Lillian Cruz, Office of Congressman Van Hollen; Lily Qi, Montgomery County's Asian  and Middle Eastern American Liaison and Coordinator of Montgomery County's Language Access; Derrice Deans, Montgomery County's Caribbean American Liaison; and Nesreen Khashan, Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, Philadelphia Region. For more information, visit, e-mail or call 301-368-1917.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
1:15 – 2:15 pm
Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton

This free event features a music lecture and recorded listening program with Irv Chamberlain as he looks at distinctive female singers in American music history. This series covers musical styles and eras, including flapper, blue, swing, ballads, scat, soul, and Broadway show tunes. Contact Carol Fuentevilla for more information at 240-777-4999 or

“Women’s Philanthropy: Empowerment, Passion & Impact”
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

4:30 – 6:30 pm
Spear Center, General Growth Properties Building, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
Tickets are $50 per person

Join the Women’s Giving Circle and the Columbia Foundation for a joint celebration of women’s philanthropy, including keynote speaker, Sondra Shaw Hardy. A noted philanthropist and co-founder of the Women's Philanthropy Institute, Hardy is the author of "Women's Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World" and the creator of the 9 "c's" of why women give. This event also includes the "Power of the Purse" Auction, showcasing purses created by local women artists. For more information, contact the Women’s Giving Circle at 410-730-7840 or visit to register to attend.   

AAUW Celebrates International Women's Day with Half the Sky Live
Thursday, March 4, 2010

7:30 pm
Bel Air Cinema 14, 409 Constant Friendship Blvd., Abingdon
AMC Owings Mills 17, 10100 Mill Run Circle, Owings Mills
Cinemark Egyptian 24, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover AMC Columbia Mall 14, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia Snowden Square, 9161 Commerce Center Drive, Columbia Bowie Crossing 14, 15200 Major Lansdale Blvd., Bowie Germantown 14, 20000 Century Blvd., Germantown

In celebration of International Women's Day, movie theaters in Maryland and across the country are showing "Half the Sky Live." Inspired by the best-selling book from Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and directed by Academy Award winning actress Marisa Tomei, this powerful short film chronicles the struggles of a young Ethiopian woman who ultimately triumphs over sexual violence and discrimination. Visit for more information and/or to purchase tickets.

First Friday Lunch & Learn
Friday, March 4, 2011

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
DuClaw Brewing Company in Bowie Town Center, 4000 Town Center Blvd., Bowie
Cost is $25 for members with pre-paid reservation or $35 for guests and members at the door

The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business committee, features guest speaker Ellen Valentino, Maryland State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business. Proceeds from this event benefit the Women in Business Scholarship Fund. Call 301-262-0920 for more information or to register to attend in advance.

Celebrate Women's History
Friday, March 5, 2010

5 - 9 pm
National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
Free with Aquarium Admission (after 5 pm, admission is only $8 per person)

The National Aquarium in Baltimore celebrates Women's History Month with a variety of activities from a Rachel Carson exhibit to dance performances and storytelling. For more information, visit or call 410-576-3800.

First Fridays: Sheila Ford Quintet
Friday, March 5, 2010

Doors open at 6:30 pm with program beginning at 7:30 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street
$15 for museum members, $20 for non-members

In conjunction with Women's History Month, the Sheila Ford Quintet performs a musical tribute to women in jazz, including Billie Holiday, Shirley Horn, Ethel Ennis, and Ruby Glover. Drinks and light fare will be served. For more information, visit or call 443-263-1800.

International Women's History Month Literary Festival
Saturday, March 6, 2010
1 - 4 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore 

Five women writers from various regions of the globe discuss the voice and role of women past, present and future. Participants are Connie May Fowler, "How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly"; Iris Gomez, "Try to Remember"; Elizabeth Nunez, "Anna-In-Between"; Dolen Perkins-Valdez, "Wench"; Tiphanie Yanique, "How to Escape From a Leper Colony." For more information, call 410-396-5430.

Empowering Women: Power and Politics
Saturday, March 6, 2010

2 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street
Free with museum admission

Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake presents this discussion about the rise of African American women in local and national politics. For more information, visit or call 443-263-1800.

Women's Choral Festival of Washington
Saturday, March 6, 2010

7:30 pm
University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, Regents and Chapel Drives, College Park.

A special concert in conjunction with Women's History Month featuring the Women's Chorus, the University of Maryland's Women's Chorus, and women's choruses from Elizabeth Seton and Bethesda- Chevy Chase High Schools, Performing works by female composers. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 202-244-7376.

Celebrate Women’s History Month Performance with Kate Campbell Stevenson
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

8:30 – 10 am
National Wildlife Visitor’s Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost is $30 pre-paid for BWCC and Bowie members; $45 for nonmembers and members at the door

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) and Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce host this special performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson in support of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Kate Campbell Stevenson brings to life three dynamic women from American history in this one-woman musical. For more information and/or to register to attend, call 301-725-4000, 410-792-9714 or 301-262-0920, or visit or

Women's Business Workshop
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
5:30 - 6 pm registration, networking and refreshments, 6 - 8 pm program
Wilson Room, Towson Library, 320 York Road, Towson

The Business and Professional Women of Towson and Small Business Administration of Baltimore host this event on marketing strategies in a struggling economy. For more information, call 410-823-7895.  

STEMming Out to Change the World: The 4th Annual Women's Leadership Forum
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
5 - 8:15 pm
Mercy High School, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium, 1300 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore
Cost is $5 per person or two food items for the Girl Scouts' Harvest for the Hungry Campaign

Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and sponsored by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, this event gives girls and women the opportunity to talk with professionals in the fields of science and technology, including Judy Carroll, P.E., President of Carroll Engineering; Diana Parsons, CFO of Constantine Commercial Construction; Laura Thul Penza, AIA, LEED AP, Principal of Penza-Bailey Architects; and Joyce Ulrich, Managing Director of Legg-Mason. Reservations are required. To attend, contact Clarke Fitzmaurice at or 410-358-9711, ext. 287.

Ninth Annual ATHENA Award Women's Leadership Breakfast
Friday, March 12, 2010

7:30 – 9:15 am
Richlin Ballroom at Harford Community College, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood
$35 per person

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a partner for this special event, which honors a Harford County woman who has attained and personifies the highest level of professional excellence in her business or profession, has devoted time and energy to the community in a meaningful way and, most especially, has opened doors for leadership opportunities for women. For sponsor information, or to make a reservation, call Pat Hogan at 443-417-4176.

CBC Women's Expo
Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13, 2011

10 am – 5 pm both days
CCBC, 800 Rolling RD, Catonsville

Visit more than 150 women-based businesses and hear from special guest speakers at this annual event sponsored by AAWCC (American Association for Women in Community Colleges). In celebration of the Expo’s 10th anniversary, admission is free. For more information, visit

Music and the Daughters of America's Historic Houses
March 14, 2010

1 pm
Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson

"Music Meets History" as Musica Antiqua presents music that was played by the daughters of three of America's most notable historic houses--Mount Vernon, Monticello and Hampton. Archive manuscripts will be performed in costume on period instruments--harpsichord, wooden flute, cello, violin, six-hole pipe plus vocal selections. This concert is presented by the National Park Service and is sponsored in part by the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences  For more information, contact Musica Antiqua at 410-529-0791 or

Elizabeth Van Lew: Citizen Spy
Sunday, March 14, 2010

3 pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore
Cost is $25 per person 

This living history presentation features performer Meg Kelly presenting Miss Elizabeth VanLew.  Miss VanLew will share her experiences throughout her life as she assisted Union Soldiers imprisoned in Richmond, Virginia, both while in prison and in escape and recount her activities in support of abolition. A Victorian tea along with southern delicacies will be served.  For more information, visit or call 410-685-3750.

"For Tomorrow / Ich hoff' auf morgen" The Story and Poetry of Hilda Stern Cohen
Sunday, March 14, 2010
2 pm
Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore
Tickets are $7 per person

Sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, this film premiere features Baltimore's Gail Rosen and Mezzo-soprano (and Rabbi) Elizabeth Bolton recounting in story and song the uplifting experience of German-born writer Hilda Stern Cohen. Cohen's notebooks of poetry were composed in the ghetto of Lodz during the war years and in a displaced persons camp in postwar Austria, which only came to light after her death in Baltimore in 1997. For more information about the film, visit or For tickets to the premiere, visit the Jewish Community Center of Baltimore ( or e-mail

“Girl Power. Reach for the Sky: Career Opportunities for the Women of Tomorrow”
Sunday, March 14, 2010

3 - 5 pm
Kosiakoff Center, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel

Supported by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, this conference will encourage and promote career opportunities for young women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Attendees will be given the opportunity to talk with professional women with STEM careers. Parents are invited to accompany daughters. For more information, or to register for this free event, please contact the Women’s Giving Circle at Directions to this event are available at

She's Not In Your History Book:  A Story Hour for Grown-Ups
Monday, March 15, 2010
Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm, and the program starts at 7:30 pm
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200
Annapolis Road, Bowie
Cost: $30

Learn about and recognize the achievements of accomplished African American women from antiquity to contemporary times. This event features performances by Joy Jones, and is sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Laurel, the Business and Professional Women of Laurel and of Southern Prince George's County, and Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton. For more information, call Kelly Pierce at 301-613-4329.  

Women: Back to the Future
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

11 am - 1:30 pm
The Gathering Place, 6120 Daylong Lane, Clarksville
$45 for Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) members (preregistered/prepaid) and $65 for nonmembers and BWCC members not prepaid.

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) hosts this special luncheon featuring a performance of "Women: Back to the Future" by Kate Campbell Stevenson in support of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. Kate Campbell Stevenson brings to life three dynamic women from American history in this one-woman musical. For more information and/or to register to attend, call 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714 or visit  

Women’s History Month Program
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

12 pm 
C-1-Conference Room, Tawes Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) will be holding a “Women’s History Month” program honoring the contributions and achievements of Maryland and U.S. women, with specific emphasis upon  environmental activist Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring. The keynote speaker will be Ellie Elgin, Director of Outreach, Maryland Commission for Women. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Richard W. Allen of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Office of Fair Practices at 410-260-8058.           

 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame Ceremony
Thursday, March 18, 2010

5:45 pm
President's Conference Room East I and II, Miller Senate Office Building II, Bladen Street, Annapolis
$30 per adult; $10 per child (10-15 years); Children under 10 are free
Registration Deadline: March 5, 2010

Established by the Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators of Maryland, this annual event honors the 2010 inductees of the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame celebrates Maryland women who have made unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural and social life of the state, and provides visible models of achievement for tomorrow’s female leaders. The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame will be housed at the Maryland Women's Heritage Center. For more information, or to register to attend (deadline is March 5), contact the Maryland Commission for Women at 410-767-3049 or e-mail

"Harford County Healthy Woman" Women's Conference
Saturday, March 20, 2010

Registration: 8:30 am; Program: 9 am - 1:30 pm
Patterson Mill Middle-High School, 85 Patterson Mill Road, Bel Air
$30 per person; $20 for Students and Senior Citizens

The Harford County Commission for Women hosts its second annual Women's Conference to recognize leading Harford County women and celebrate Women's History Month. This year's theme is "Harford County Healthy Woman." For more information, or to register, visit

Douglass' Women by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Saturday, March 20, 2010

1 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street
Free with museum admission

In conjunction with Women's History Month, renowned author, Jewell Parker Rhodes, discusses her historical novel, focusing on abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the two women who shared his life. For more information, visit or call 443-263-1800.

National Women's History Month Awards & Luncheon Program
March 20, 2010

11:30 am - 2 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Church Street, Prince Frederick
Cost is $25 per person
The League of Women Voters and the Calvert County Commission for Women host this event to recognize women’s achievements in Southern Maryland and the continuing efforts to empower women in Calvert County. The theme is ”Sisters on the Planet," which will focus on women’s roles in protecting the environment. The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Sara Leeland, renowned environmental philosopher, professor and writer. Cost is $25 per person and reservations must be made by March 10. To make a reservation, mail a check to the League of Women Voters, P. O. Box 1510, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. For more information, contact Kathy Riley at 410-586-2176 or
Presentation of Clara Barton
Sunday, March 21, 2010

2 - 3 pm with an Open House: 3 - 5 pm
Clara Barton National Historic Site
5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo
Learn more about Clara Barton and her accomplishments as award winning actress Mary Ann Jung presents Clara Barton. Reservations are required. Please call 301-320-1410.   

Celebrating Women's History Month
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Noon - 1 pm
Towson University, Cook Library, 3rd Floor Lobby
8000 York Road, Towson

Enjoy jazz performed by Towson student musicians. For more information, visit or call 410-830-6055.

The Woman’s Industrial Exchange Third Annual Industrious Woman Celebration
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
5:30 - 8 pm
333 North Charles Street Baltimore
Tickets are $25 per person

The recipient of this years Industrious Woman Award is Dr. Carol Grieder, the Daniel Nathans Professor, Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics, at The Johns Hopkins Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences and the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Come honor her and learn about the achievements of this exceptional woman. For tickets or for more information, please contact Mary McDonough at 410-685-4388 or

Maryland State Educators Association Dorothy Lloyd Women's Rights Award for 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
7 pm
140 Main Street, Annapolis

The Women's Concerns Committee of the Maryland State Educators Association (MSEA), a partner organization of the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, presents the 2010 Dorothy Lloyd Women's Rights award to Patricia A. Foerster, a former President of MSEA who currently works in the Governor's Office. After a reception, attendees will be given the chance to view the MSEA's Women's History display and video. For more information, visit 

Women's History Month Program - "Writing Women Back into History"
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
7 pm
Montgomery County Public Library, Meeting Room 1, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville

This event will feature Ms. A'Lelia Bundles, great-great granddaughter of Madam C. J. Walker. Ms. Bundles is an award-winning news producer and author of "On Her Ground: the Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker." She has had articles published in a wide variety of magazines and journals, including The New York Times Book Review, Essence, Fortune Small Business, and O, The Oprah Magazine. For more information, visit

Women Take the Lead
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

6:30 pm networking and light supper; 7:30 pm program

Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie
Cost is $20 for ages 6-21 and $30 for all others (registration deadline: March 5)
DanceinTime Productions, under the direction of Barbara Bernstein, Ph.D., present a program with women both leading and following in a variety of Latin dances. This special event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Laurel, Business and Professional Women of Laurel, Business and Professional Women of Southern Prince George’s, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Committee, and Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton. Call Kelly Pierce at 301-613-4329 for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

Women in Agriculture Conference
Tuesday, March 23 - Thursday, March 25, 2010

Baltimore Tremont Plaza Hotel, 222 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
Cost to attend is $125 (prior to March 4) or $150 (after March 4); cost for the optional pre-conference is $10


This conference brings together all industries related to the agriculture business, such as insurance agents, researchers, and farmers, to talk about developing better programs and solving problems. Keynote speakers are Virginia L Morton of Tallmand Family Farms, LLC, and Brian Clark, Public Relations Coordinator, Washington State University Extension. For more information and/or to register to attend, visit

Women's History Month BSU Tea Time and Book Discussion
Thursday, March 25, 2010

3 pm
Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie
Bowie State University celebrates women's history month with a special tea time and book discussion featuring a contemporary author. For more information, visit


Romare Bearden and Women as Agents of Change, Authority and Beauty
Thursday, March 25, 2010

6:30 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street
Free with museum admission

Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, director of the Center for Race and Culture and dean emeritus of graduate studies at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), as well as chair of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum's board, hosts a lecture that explores the complex and vibrant role that women have played in the work of Romare Bearden. For more information, visit or call 443-263-1800.

30th Anniversary Celebration- Washington, DC Women’s Historic Sites Bus Tour
March 27, 2010
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
The bus will depart from L’Enfant Plaza Hotel at 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The bus will return to L’Enfant Plaza Hotel at the end of the tour.
Cost: $50

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s History Project (NWHP). Attendees will have the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery, National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Roosevelt Memorial, the First Ladies exhibit at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum, and the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum. The Maryland Women's Heritage Center is a proud supporter of this event. Enjoy a fun day of sightseeing, and learn about women’s history in DC.

"Unexpected Legacy: Genealogical Evidence for African American and Women from the Civil War"
Saturday, March 27, 2010

10:30 am
Pratt Library's Central Library Building, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore


The Pratt Library/State Library Resource Center hosts a special genealogy program that will include historical presentations. Certified Genealogist Marie Melchiori will present "But Grandma Never Carried a Gun: Locating Women by Using Records Created by the Military" and Tim Pinnick presents "African Americans in the GAR." For more information or to sign-up to attend this free event, e-mail or call 410-396-5468.    

Exploring African American Women’s History with Ida Jones
Saturday, March 27, 2010

1 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street
Free with museum admission

In conjunction with Women’s History Month, Ida Jones, curator of the Manuscript Collection at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, shares essays on African American women’s history from the book "Emerging Voices and Paradigms." For more information, visit or call 443-263-1800.


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